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“Berry” Effective Hair Tonic

This ayurvedic recipe uses amla, or Indian gooseberry, a fruit harvested from a tree that’s considered sacred in India and that is known to strengthen hair follicles. It also contains powerful antioxidants that promote hair growth and are great for dry scalp and dandruff. You can use the berry tonic twice weekly or apply it every night to the scalp to help promote hair growth. You can add an egg for protein enrichment.

Makes one use for long hair, two for short hair

1½ cups Indian gooseberry (amla) juice
3 tablespoons lemon juice

A 2-cup or larger container
1. Combine gooseberry juice and lemon juice (and egg, if you like) in a container and mix well.
2. Apply tonic directly to your scalp and gently massage. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
3. Rinse well and then cleanse and condition your hair as usual.

Refrigerate leftovers; use within one week.

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